BMW confirmed the rumors about a new high-performance diesel-powered version of the 5 Series, made by the M division.
They won’t call it the M5 diesel, because it doesn’t sound right and it’s not a real M5 anyway. The car is also said to get AWD system, long rumored for the new generation M5.
Although a V8 diesel engine is the first option that springs to mind when thinking about the 5M, or whatever they’re going to call it, but the word is it will get a highly tuned version of the firm’s 3.0 liter six-cylinder diesel, but with a sophisticated tri-turbo system.
It won’t be as powerful as the petrol M5 which has 560 hp, but it will make more torque. Estimated figures for the 5 Series M diesel are 500 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The question is, if you want a high performance 5 Series, you get an M5. Why would you want to go for a diesel one that is weaker?! And please don’t say because of better fuel consumption and lower price, because those who consider spending a six-figure sum on a sedan don’t care about the price, and they damn sure don’t care about fuel consumption either.